Everyone has one. Is there something extra-special about your community and its impact on those within and around you? We want to know! In 2007, Her Honour Mayann Francis saw an opportunity to visibly demonstrate her heartfelt belief in communities. The Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award is one of the many ways Her Honour raises awareness and celebrates what it means to be a vibrant community making Nova Scotia a better place to live, work and play. Now in its fourth year, The Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award has recognized the communities of Annapolis Royal, Brookfield, Canso, Clare, Port Morien, Portland Estates & Hills, Sable River, Shearwater, South Mountain Arm of Gold, St. Andrews and Tatamagouche. Each celebration is a unique reflection of the community ranging from parades, carnivals, talent shows, tea socials and luncheons. Each winning community receives Her Honour who brings a beautiful hand-crafted award of Nova Scotian Crystal with cuts emblematic of that community and its stories. Each winning community receives province-wide recognition and acknowledgement.
How do nominate your community? The spirit of the Award requires you promote your community stories – what makes yours unique, helpful, active, welcoming, resilient and more. If you can answer ‘yes’ to each of the four following essential criteria, then your community should be nominated.
Your community has:
- An ability to build on unique strengths within the community
- A high degree of citizen participation in community projects of a wide variety range and interest
- Clear evidence of community pride
- A focus on creating an enduring community
For more details, to view photos and submissions of previous winners and to download your entry form and application visit our website at communityspiritaward.ca